If you, your parents or other senior loved ones are having trouble coping at home, but don’t relish the idea of moving to an assisted living facility, you might want to explore home care services for seniors in Victoria BC. Because there has always been a large population of retired folks in Victoria, there are many companies offering home care services for those who value their privacy and independence.
You may just need someone to come in and do a little housekeeping or yard work and maintenance, or a full-time caregiver who can provide companionship along with whatever level of care is required. Whatever your needs, there is someone who can help you.
A good place to start looking for a home care service provider might be on one of these websites:
Seniors Serving Seniors a volunteer organization formed to promote the quality of life and well-being of seniors in Greater Victoria;
Victoria Seniors – a site providing information and resources for seniors in Victoria BC, and
Family Caregivers Network Society – a not-for-profit society established in 1989 whose mission is to inform, support and educate on issues of concern to family caregivers.
Just as you would with any company that you hire to provide a service, you should research the home care company carefully to establish their competence and reliability. Ask friends and relatives for referrals, and consult the Better Business Bureau.
If you are hiring someone to provide care for your Mom or Dad be prepared to monitor the situation; over time your parents needs will undoubtedly change and they will require a different level of service.
Ensuring the right level of home care services for seniors can enable them to remain in the family home as long as they wish, and for some people, that is best. Fortunately, seniors who are living in Victoria BC are likely to be able to find whatever home care services they need.